The newly launched limited-edition fragrance collection, Mahkota Oudh at the Mahkota Crystal & Glass Blowing Studio in Lambak Kanan. Image: Ridhwan

Mahkota Crystal, the country’s first and only glassblowing company, recently launched its new limited-edition fragrance collection Mahkota Oudh at its Mahkota Crystal Gallery & Glass Blowing Studio in Lambak Kanan.

The fragrance which is a collaboration between Mahkota Crystal and Golden Aswad Aroma Enterprise contains an exotic essence of agarwood (Oudh).

Mahkota Oudh has a captivating rich scent that represents a truly luxurious and premium fragrance, neatly packaged in a bottle with perfume topper resembling the Keris (ceremonial knife).

Guests viewing the newly launched limited-edition fragrance collection, Mahkota Oudh at the Mahkota Crystal & Glass Blowing Studio in Lambak Kanan. Image: Ridhwan

The perfume bottle is designed in black tinged and royal blue with motifs of gold leaves.

The exclusive collection is limited to one hundred pieces only where each piece is meticulously crafted by hand by local artisans.

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Finance & Economy (Economy) Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf Haji Metussin lauded the collaboration between the two companies.

“It is encouraging to see the interaction between various industries within the private sector where synergy has been created to yield a truly unique product,” he said.

Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy), Dato Seri Paduka Dr Awang Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin delivering his remarks during the private viewing of Mahkota Crystal Sdn Bhd’s newly launched limited-edition fragrance collection, Mahkota Oudh at the Mahkota Crystal & Glass Blowing Studio in Lambak Kanan. Image: Ridhwan

Mahkota Crystal, he added, represents a unique organisation that is currently elevating its presence in the arts industry with our own local artisans.

“The stance towards art creation by our local artisans, away from mass production, is what makes Mahkota Crystal stand out and uniquely Bruneian,” said the minister, hoping that the establishment will tap into the potential of e-commerce and emerge itself into the international market to be exposed to bigger and wider opportunities.

Moreover, the collaboration also marked Mahkota Crystal’s expanding capabilities in not just producing gifts and souvenirs but its abilities to provide packaging services for other corporate entities.

The ceremony also saw the soft launching of the company’s newly revamped website and newly introduced glass fusing workshop.

Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy), Dato Seri Paduka Dr Awang Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin, Co-founder of Golden Aswad, Hj Raduan and the artisans involved unveiling the limited-edition fragrance collection, Mahkota Oudh during a private viewing at the Mahkota Crystal & Glass Blowing Studio in Lambak Kanan. Image: Ridhwan

General Manager of Mahkota Crystal Pg Hj Sharifuddin Pg Hj Bakar in his opening speech said that the establishment aimed to increase awareness on the business nature as a provider of exclusive, Bruneian-made and handcrafted glass blowing art.

“We want to inculcate the appreciation of glassblowing products and its artistic value, and finally, we want to expand our customer base and tap into the potential of prospective consumers,” he said.

He also said that all of Mahkota Crystal’s artisans are Bruneian Malays who have undergone training in Malaysia and Europe.

Currently, it has three senior artisans and two assistant blowers.

With their craftsmanship and their contribution to glassblowing industry, he added, all of its three senior artisans have been conferred as Senior Member of Royal Institute of Artists, Singapore.

One of the artisans showcasing a glassblowing demonstration during the private viewing of Mahkota Crystal Sdn Bhd’s newly launched limited-edition fragrance collection, Mahkota Oudh at the Mahkota Crystal & Glass Blowing Studio in Lambak Kanan. Image: Ridhwan

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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